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The Zen Villas
Ranked #5 of 139 Sanur B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 August 2013

We stayed at the beautiful Zen Villas from the 15th-22nd of August. What can I say that hasn't already been said?
They are at the top of their game. From booking with the sales manager way back in March to departure just yesterday, everything went smoothly and ensured a stress-free holiday. It was our first time to Bali and staying here was a great introduction. The property is located away from the lively main road but near enough to walk and reception/security are happy to call a cab for you anytime.

Villa: We were given 2br Villa A (Serenity) and quite literally, our jaws dropped when Adi showed us in. From the water-feature steps by the gate to the rooms with glass doors looking out to the pool to the outdoor showers, it was beautiful. See pictures below. I like that it wasn't an open air living room and we could always lock the glass doors so my son wouldn't wander into the pool by himself.

Much to Adi's amusement, my son wanted to jump in the pool right away when we got there. I couldn't blame him, it was so inviting.I loved having the pool all to ourselves - my little boy learned how to swim here so we will always have a great memory of this place.

Staff: All are well-trained, very warm but still professional. They smile all the time -you can see they love what they do and are happy to help you in any way they can. We were allowed to check in early because the villa was ready and I think they knew we had a little boy with us who might need a rest. And..we were allowed to check out a bit late so as not to be too early at the airport.

Thank you so much Fiona for answering ALL our questions and allocating a villa perfect for our needs. Thank you so much Sri, Adi, Windi, Made, Kadek, Suti, Luh de, Ania, Angga, Dewa, Kadek and Nyoman (security), and all other staff for taking care of us especially my son. To Teja too who is their driver and took us to the airport.

You all made our holiday perfect and we will definitely be back again!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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RelaxZeni, Director of Sales at The Zen Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2013

Dear wandermum. Thank you so, so much for the fabulous review of your stay at The Zen Villas. We are very happy to hear you think we are “at the top of their game” (although we believe there’s always room for improvement)! I will print this review and post it so all the team can see their names – well done for remembering them all - they will be tickled pink. We look forward to welcoming you back for another perfect holiday – don’t forget to email us directly for our special returning guest loyalty rate!

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Reviewed 21 August 2013

We recently completed a 7 night stay at Zen Villas, This was our first time to Bali (sanur) and we were unsure what to expect! The zen villas was absolutely amazing, every single staff member that we met were friendly and polite, some even liked to have a little chat in the morning or afternoons which was a nice touch to the service. The daily breakfast was perfect and always served with a smile! There is nothing that i can find to fault the villa we stayed in or the people that were working.
One night we ran out of milk and my husband went to security and they were happy enough to go and grab us some milk. Not many place would offer this.

Adi & the other staff were so helpful when we were enquiring about trips to take and were more then happy to book things for us. This made it hassle free and easy to organise day trips.

As for the location we thought it was perfect, i loved walking the ally ways of a day / night to get back from the main road to zen villas, We got to see lots of different things each day, little kids riding there bikes, people working in the "sheds" and by the end of the trip some of the people new us by name. This made our experience just the little bit more unique.

I would highly reccomend Zen villas to anybody looking to unwind, relax and be pampered.

We would love to thank all of the staff we dealt with at Zen villas for their wonderful hospitality and cant wait to come back and visit in the near future.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank kim S
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RelaxZeni, Director of Sales at The Zen Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2013

Dear kim S. Thank you so much for the fabulous words written about your stay at The Zen Villas. Adi and the rest of the team will be very pleased to hear you enjoyed their service and friendliness. It’s great you made friends with some of our neighbours! I wouldn’t be surprised if they remember you next time. We hope to welcome you back very soon.

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Reviewed 16 July 2013

We stayed in the Zen Villas in April 2013 and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. From the moment that we arrived and were welcomed in a friendly and professional manner by Adi and Sri, the standard of accommodation and staff attention was second to none.
We had a one bedroom villa (which was actually a three bedroom villa with two bedrooms locked off) and the amount of living space was immense. Superb breakfasts on the verandah, a private pool and secluded gardens to enjoy - it was bliss.
The villas are around a 10 minute walk out of Sanur and so are lovely and quiet. There are plenty of places to eat in Sanur, a lovely beach and a promenade to walk along. Just one tip - make sure that you take the torch from the room when going out at night as parts of the walk are dark (in between the street lights).
Overall a superb holiday. We would thoroughly recommend Zen Villas to anyone thinking of going to Sanur.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Mike B
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RelaxZeni, Director of Sales at The Zen Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2013

Dear Mike B. We're so pleased to hear that you found your time spent at The Zen Villas to be "blilss", and that everything was second-to-none. Thank you for sharing your experience with us, and other travelers.

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Reviewed 16 July 2013

Enjoyed a great stay at Zen Villas last week. We stayed in a 2-bdrm Tranquillity villa (H) with a large pool and jacuzzi and found the villa to be well appointed. The staff are great and keep the place clean and tidy as well as preparing a good breakfast and friendly security. It was a roomy villa and we didn't feel so 'boxed in' as you can in some places.

Everyone has a different opinions, but I quite liked the fact that the villas were a short walk to the main street & beach, as this provided an opportunity to soak up the ambiance of Sanur while ambling along the quiet back streets. You get to see things like the roosters in their wicker cages, women making their morning offerings and general Bali life that alludes the busy streets. Note that the Villas provide torches if needed and umbrellas. Both were handy.

We enjoyed the in-house massage on 2 occasions and Made and Wati provided excellent Balinese massage and hot stone massage for a very reasonable price. Some days we only left to pop out for dinner or a quick top-up for groceries from Hardys supermarket (although if you want, they will do your shopping for you, so you never have to leave!).

We will be staying here again and recommending Zen Villas to friends.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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RelaxZeni, Director of Sales at The Zen Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2013

Dear Hula-girl2011. Thank you so much for taking the time to give us and other travellers feedback on your great stay at The Zen Villas. We're very much looking forward to welcoming you back to stay with us.

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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Very nice and large villa with private swimming pool : luxurious house in a beautiful garden in a very quiet place. Great staff : very efficient and very helpful. Delicious breakfasts with pancakes and fresh fruit.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank SYLVIE m
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RelaxZeni, Director of Sales at The Zen Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2013

Dear SYLVIE m

Thank you for taking the time to let us and others know of your holiday experience at The Zen Villas - it really is appreciated!

We hope to see you the next time you are in Bali.

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Reviewed 7 July 2013

After the initial mixup on arrival at the airport (which was amicably resolved) we couldn't fault our holiday. As a group we booked three villas and we all thoroughly enjoyed our experience here. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Nothing was ever any trouble. We enjoyed the conversation each morning with the staff as they prepared a delicious breakfast each morning. We were given good honest advice from Sri and Adi in the office, and Sri even organised a birthday cake to be delivered for one of our group. The maintenance, security and housekeeping staff were all friendly. We even used the in house massage staff when we didn't want to venture out to be pampered and these ladies were simply brilliant . Our villas were well equipped and the swimming pools were kept clean, but the staff never infringed on our stay at all. I have nothing but positive words for these villas and just can't wait to return soon.

Room Tip: Villa D is the best
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank Mrs_Deb_NZ
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RelaxZeni, Director of Sales at The Zen Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2013

Dear Mrs_Deb_NZ

Thank you so much for those positive words! We can't wait to welcome you back to stay with us at The Zen Villas.

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Reviewed 3 July 2013

Everything was wonderful, Zen Villas were just perfect for a week of perfect relaxation with beautiful luxurious facilities with the greatest staff and close enough to walk to great restaurants or have dinner delivered to your door. Sanur is a nice quiet relaxing change to Kuta/Legian or Seminyak. Whatever you need the wonderful staff rush to provide or explain what to do, nothing is too much trouble. The ladies who come to prepare your breakfast or turndown your bed in the early afternoon are delightful, so polite and interested, yet you feel you have complete privacy at all times, the grounds and pool are looked after beautifully yet unobtrusively. We've been to Bali many times so this time we just wanted to vege out by the pool and this was a great place to do this, most days we ventured out just to eat and drink so it was a truly relaxing, re-invigorating holiday. Congratulations to a perfect retreat from reality!

Room Tip: Get a Tranquility villa and get a bigger pool and jacuzzi !
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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RelaxZeni, Director of Sales at The Zen Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2013

Dear Jane J

Thank you so much on your congratulations to a "perfect retreat from reality", and for taking the time to let others know of your experience at The Zen Villas. Thank you, too, from the team - they love hearing about how wonderful they are!

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Additional Information about The Zen Villas

Address: Jln. Kesari # 3B, Sanur, Denpasar 80228, Indonesia
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Region: Indonesia > Bali > Denpasar > Sanur
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 139 B&Bs / Inns in Sanur
Price Range: £83 - £158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Zen Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Zen Villa is a complex of beautiful private pool villas set in a quiet and lush tropical garden setting. Available as one, two, or in some cases, three bedrooms, each villa is unique, and features air-conditioned, king-size, en-suite bedrooms. The villa kitchens are well equipped, and adjoin an air-conditioned lounge area with LCD TV (cable) and DVD/CD player. A beautiful alfresco terrace is the perfect place to be served breakfast. This is an ideal resort for a couple, a family, or a group of friends - quiet and tranquil whilst being within easy reach of shops, restaurants and the beach. Guest service is our specialty. The friendly and knowledgeable team are available to assist from your first enquiry, right through to your departure. ... more   less 
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